My son asked me recently, “What’s so ‘good’ about Good Friday? Isn’t that when we remember Jesus hanging on the cross? That doesn’t sound good to me.”
I love this! His heart is in the right place. Absolutely, this was not a good day for Jesus.
But….in a much larger sense it really is a very good Friday. By Jesus allowing his brutal death to occur he assured his purpose was directly in the middle of God’s will. Isn’t that where we all want to be….in His will?
And for you and I, Good Friday was the most amazing act of selfless love in human history. If Jesus had not given himself in this moment, eternal life and a mended relationship with the Creator would not have been possible.
But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)
Fully aware of the unbearable pain, the ridicule, the rejection, the shame…..Jesus gave his life for you.
He gave it for me.
Because of this, you can know Him today. All you need is to believe. The relationship grows from there.
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